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Fr. Andrew Ricci offers inspirational homilies and talks to help people grow in faith. These reflections are part of his meditations at Three Great Things where we grow as disciples of the Lord through Study, Prayer, and Service.
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Now displaying: March, 2024
Mar 31, 2024

The disciples encounter the empty tomb and realize that Christ has been raised from the dead, inviting us to embrace the overwhelming joy of the Good News by offering our lives for the glory of God. (Lectionary #42)

March 31, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 30, 2024

While we hold vigil through the night and await the Lord's resurrection, we journey in faith as we die with Christ and rise with him to new life. (Lectionary #41)

March 30, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 29, 2024

We recall the Passion of the Lord in John's Gospel, giving thanks to God for the saving work of Christ and seeking the grace to face the agonies and sacrifices of our lives. (Lectionary #40)

March 29, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 28, 2024

At the Passover meal with his disciples, Jesus inaugurates a new covenant in his Body and Blood that we might enter into Holy Communion with the Lord and one another. (Lectionary #39)

March 28, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 27, 2024

As Judas gives in to temptation and sin, we pause to recognize that all of us have our own unique "soft targets" where we are particularly weak and easily tempted to put other things ahead of Jesus Christ. (Lectionary #259)

March 27, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 26, 2024

Jesus foretells the betrayal of Judas and the denial of Peter while striving to teach the disciples about the command to serve and love one another. (Lectionary #258)

March 26, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 25, 2024

While Jesus is at dinner at the home of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus, Mary anoints his feet with outrageously expensive perfume.  May her lavish gift inspire us to be equally generous as we offer our lives for the Lord.  (Lectionary #257)

March 25, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 25, 2024

Let's review some of the main themes in the Mass readings for Easter Day. (Lectionary #42)

March 25, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 24, 2024

Out of love for all humanity Jesus empties himself, taking on our human form, and becomes obedient...even to death on a Cross.  (Lectionary #38)

March 23, 2024 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 23, 2024

Following the miracle of raising Lazarus from the dead, the high priest Caiaphas prophesizes that "it is better that one man should die instead of the people" and reveals how the Lord saves us through his Passion and death on the Cross. (Lectionary #256)

March 23, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 22, 2024

Psalm 18 addresses the pain and hardship of human suffering, mindful that in faith we call upon the Lord for the help we need. (Lectionary #255)

March 22, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 22, 2024

This is the sixth part of a six-week series about how we gently and lovingly share our faith with others. In this presentation, Fr. Andrew pulls together a pattern of life that empowers us to become real and approachable witnesses for Christ. In particular:

  • Cultivate our Spiritual life and grow closer to the Lord
  • Cultivate our relationships and grow closer to one another
  • Listen with a prayerful heart to the people in our lives
  • Discover the people, opportunities and resources that foster faith
  • Respond with conviction when others "open the door" in conversation

March 21, 2024 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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Mar 21, 2024

Jesus speaks about Abraham in John's Gospel, referring to himself as the great "I AM" and thus claiming his divinity. (Lectionary #254)

March 21, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 20, 2024

When we draw near to the Lord (in the Scriptures, Sacraments, Prayer, Fellowship, and Service) we are strengthened in faith and filled with God's grace.  (Lectionary #253)

March 20, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 19, 2024

St. Joseph offers us a vibrant example of a quiet, faithful man who reveals his faith in God by his swift, immediate, and active response to the angel's command.  (Lectionary #543)

March 19, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 18, 2024

Psalm 23 has given hope in every generation as people face the hard times in life with God's grace. (Lectionary #251)

March 18, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 18, 2024

Let's examine some of the themes in the Mass readings for Palm Sunday. (Lectionary #37, #38)

March 18, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 17, 2024

This 4-part parish retreat takes the listener through Holy Week, and the fourth presenation about Easter addresses Divine Strength and Hope.

Each of these presentations can be listened individually or collectively, depending on time and circumstance. May all of us prepare to enter fully into these holy days, drawing closer to Christ and one another.

March 16, 2024 - St. Anthony Catholic Church, Lake Nebagamon

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Mar 17, 2024

This 4-part parish retreat takes the listener through Holy Week, and the third presenation about Good Friday addresses Sacrifice and Support.

Each of these presentations can be listened individually or collectively, depending on time and circumstance. May all of us prepare to enter fully into these holy days, drawing closer to Christ and one another.

March 16, 2024 - St. Anthony Catholic Church, Lake Nebagamon

Mar 17, 2024

This 4-part parish retreat takes the listener through Holy Week, and the second presenation about Holy Thursday speaks about Service and Sacrament.

Each of these presentations can be listened individually or collectively, depending on time and circumstance. May all of us prepare to enter fully into these holy days, drawing closer to Christ and one another.

March 16, 2024 - St. Anthony Catholic Church, Lake Nebagamon

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Mar 17, 2024

This 4-part parish retreat takes the listener through Holy Week, and this first presentation about Palm Sunday sets the stage for the events to come.

Each of these presentations can be heard individually or collectively, depending on time and circumstance. May all of us prepare to enter fully into these holy days, drawing closer to Christ and one another.

March 16, 2024 - St. Anthony Catholic Church, Lake Nebagamon

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Mar 17, 2024

Like the grain of wheat that falls to the ground and dies in order to bring forth new life, we die to sin and grow in grace to bring forth a spiritual, lifegiving harvest in our souls. (Lectionary #35)

March 16, 2024 - St. Anthony Catholic Church, Lake Nebagamon

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Mar 16, 2024

In our spiritual battles we take comfort in the words of Psalm 7 as we call upon the Lord for help to face the difficult times in our lives. (Lectionary #249)

March 16, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 15, 2024

This response from Psalm 34 brings comfort and hope to our lives in moments of suffering, difficulty, and trial, reminding us that the Lord meets us where we are and gives us the grace we need. (Lectionary #248)

March 15, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

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Mar 15, 2024

This is the fifth part of a six-week series about how we gently and lovingly share our faith with others.  In this presentation Fr. Andrew speaks about how we help people answer the question, "Now what do I do?" by inviting them to take the next step in the Christian life.

March 14, 2024 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

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